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How to add a pocket – 3 free sewing templates

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how to add a pocket sewing tutorial

As the seasons change, I’m sorting through old clothes and hunting for the next size up at the thrift stores! It’s easy to find clothes with small holes & stains that no one wants, so I drew up three different pocket options to cover them up. This is also a great way to use up fabric scraps if you have some leftovers from a favorite print; I had fun highlighting these cute animal prints that Riley Blake Designs sent over from their new line Under the Canopy ( shop for it on Etsy).

free patch pocket pattern

These pockets are all the perfect size for pocket kitties! This is another free pattern on my site, go check out more details here. This was my son’s favorite big cat print, I love the shade of pink.

free kids pocket pattern

Aren’t these sloths cute? I need to design a pocket sloth now!

free kangaroo pocket pattern

Last, I used this pretty jungle print to sew up a kangaroo pocket, my daughter loves stashing things in big pockets like this.

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The kangaroo pocket covered up some marker lines, no problem!

Makeup smudges are impossible to get out, but covering them up is easy!Last, tucking dried glitter glue away under big patch pockets only took a few minutes!

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free pocket pattern sewing

How to sew a pocket




 Step 1- Cut out 2 of each template and place right sides together. Step 2- Sew all the way around with 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ gap for turning. Clip the corners and take notches out of the curved bottom.

Step 3- Turn right side out, gently pressing the corners out with a pencil or similar tool. Top stitch all the way around the kangaroo pocket and topstitch the other two pockets’ openings.

Step 4- Position and pin the pockets on, sewing to attach them! For the patch and curved pocket, you’ll want to sew everything but the top. For the kangaroo pocket, youll want to sew everything except the diagonal sides. You’re done!

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Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Love the kitty and pocket.

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